Week 5: Discussion Part Three

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According to Buppert (2011), quality improvement and patient safety are inextricably intertwined. A work environ­ment that sup­ports teamwork and respect for other people is essential to promote patient safety and quality of care. Unprofessional behavior is disruptive and adversely impacts patient and staff satisfaction, the recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals, communication, teamwork and undermines a culture of safety. Unprofessional behavior is therefore unacceptable.

Discussion Question:

How does teamwork increase patient safety? Provide evidence and rationales to support your decisions.

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